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Offline tule peak timber

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Re: here we we go again
« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2017, 01:21:28 pm »
Yes, hand work marks. This stuff is from Indiana,along with 10,000 Hoosier nails  :D
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Re: here we we go again
« Reply #21 on: September 01, 2017, 11:44:03 am »
I fool around with old barn wood reclaimed locally here in Illinois and when you find a beam that was within reach of the standing farmer on the ground or the loft, probably gonna have some iron in it.  But the handmade square nails are interesting.     
  Those are some huge timbers and really vintage.    Interestingly,  the original structure from that era would not have had a single nail or spike in it.  All mortise tenon and pegs usually.   It was the generations of practical use that " improved" the barns and buildings and you can sometimes date the improvements by looking at the nails...hand forged or later production wire type nails.
  Hope your physical and business climate both swing in your favor as we all sure enjoy your craftsmanship and vision.